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Old 12-11-2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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Increased plaque build up

What causes plaque to grow in your heart arteries faster than normal. I had three stents placed in my RCA and LCA about 6 months ago and they are already furred up.

I have Sjogrens, Fatty Liver disease with elevated enzymes, and numerous GI problems.

Why would this happen after just 6 months as I'm on Simvastatin and have been eating very well.

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Old 12-11-2010, 03:10 PM   #2
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Re: Increased plaque build up

I am sorry that you are in that situation, if was my worst case during my first year.

The restenosis of stents are not only related to plaque build up ... it may be clot formation, growth of the vessel wall inside the stent or collapse of the stent...

Any way, even if you take statins, unless that your LDL is below 70, the plaque will build up, slow or fast but it will build up. And keep in mind that the plaque grows also in other places were there are not stents that could be previously with 40 or more % of blockade.

The net conclusion is that is just a matter of luckiness , I am very lucky, I carry 5 stents for 3 years, without problems.

Where you given Clopidogrel?? As I understand this is the key med. to avoid restenosis.


Old 12-12-2010, 12:57 AM   #3
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Re: Increased plaque build up

I was taken off Clopidogrel and put onto Prasugrel (Effient in USA) when they inserted my stents. I was told that effient was better then clopidogrel.

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